The National Archives at Seattle

The National Archives at Seattle

  • Archival Research Room
  • Microfilm Research Room
  • Public Access Computers

Our diverse records are of general historical interest and genealogical. The Seattle facility also serves as a Records Center, storing records from Federal agencies and courts in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and available for agency retrieval as needed. Our Records Management staff provides assistance to Federal Government agencies.

alert Notice: As part of ongoing budget adjustments, the National Archives at Anchorage will close in 2014. Their archival records will be moved to the National Archives at Seattle.
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Address

6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115-7999

Email: seattle.archives@nara.gov *

Directions

Map showing the location of the Regional Archives in Seattle, WA.

From I-5
Exit I-5 at Highway 520 eastbound. Exit Highway 520 at the Montlake exit. Follow Montlake Boulevard north through the University of Washington. After about a mile Montlake merges into NE 45th Street and then Sand Point Way NE. Follow the signs to Children's Hospital. The facility is located a mile north of Children's Hospital on the west side of Sand Point Way.

From the East
Take Highway 520 westbound and cross the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Exit Highway 520 at the Montlake exit. Follow Montlake Boulevard north through the University of Washington. After about a mile Montlake merges into NE 45th Street and then Sand Point Way N E. Follow the signs to Children's Hospital. The facility is located a mile north of Children's Hospital on the west side of Sand Point Way.

By Bus
The facility can be reached on Metro bus routes 74 and 75. Bus stops are within easy walking distance.

Hours

Services for the Public

Monday through Friday, 7:45 A.M. to 4:15 P.M.

Extended Hours:
Second Saturday each month, 9 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Microfilm research. Textual research by prior arrangement only.)

Closed weekends (except second Saturday each month), and Federal holidays.

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